|Dispatchers -- Routing Alert|
|Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:36|
Carmageddon II Coming to the 405 Next Month
The second 10-mile closure of both directions of the San Diego Freeway (I-405) over the Sepulveda Pass is scheduled for Sept. 29-30. Carmageddon II will impact the half a million motorists who typically drive this portion of the I-405 every weekend and who are being encouraged to avoid the area during the 53-hour closure.
Truckers need to pay attention because the civilian drivers are going to pack into every other north-south routes into and out of the city.
The LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Caltrans and Metrolink, together with local police and fire authorities, have launched an extensive outreach campaign to give motorists advance notice of the closure and encourage alternative travel options.
The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project, currently the largest budget design-build highway project in Southern California, will add a 10-mile HOV lane and improve supporting infrastructure such as new ramps, bridges and sound walls on the I-405, while widening lanes from the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) to the Ventura Freeway (US-101).